County officials chose to deny a pay raise for the lieutenant at the Davison County Jail, while stressing the decision is not a reflection of the person holding the job. A pay raise request for Connie Harr was brought to the regular Davison County Commission meeting Tuesday. Jane Kingsbury, administrative assistant at the jail, asked for Harr's salary to be re-evaluated. Kingsbury said Harr took on additional responsibilities such as updating policies and procedures, research work and training programs for the jail staff.
The latest production at the Mitchell Area Community Theatre promises a magical atmosphere that will enchant the audience with the spirit of Christmas. Director Vicki Hansen and her 14-member cast will debut the Christmas classic "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus" this weekend. "Sometimes, all we need to renew our faith in hope, joy, love and the magic of Christmas is a simple question answered by The Sun," Hansen said.
The staff at Thirsty's is ready for a change. The popular Mitchell night spot will soon move out of its Palace Mall location and into its newly renovated home just around the corner at the Village Bowl. "Sunday (Nov. 25) was our last day at the Palace Mall location and then we will reopen to the public on Friday here at the Village Bowl," bar manager Judy Hall Rogers said. "Change is always good and we are very excited about the move. It's going to be beautiful."
DELMONT — A Delmont family is still displaced after a smoked turkey caught fire and completely destroyed its home the day before Thanksgiving. Joe Gastonguay was preparing supper for his family on Nov. 21 inside of the home on Williams Street in Delmont when he noticed heavy smoke odor and flames on the porch, a Delmont law enforcement official said Tuesday.
WESSINGTON SPRINGS—Fred Krohmer, a Democrat, will continue to serve as the commissioner of District 1 in Jerauld County. After a tight race on Nov. 6 and the initial count on Thursday, Nov. 8, Krohmer led by one vote in the unofficial count of 69 to 68 against his challenger Sheridan Larson, a Republican.
After conducting an internal study at Mitchell High School, art teacher Marica Shannon has learned even more of the extent of hunger in Mitchell. Data of the study shows that 44 percent of elementary students, 35 percent of middle school students and 27 percent of high school students in the Mitchell School District qualify for reduced or free lunches this year. Approximately 28 percent of all students in the district come to school hungry.
Multiple congregations joined forces to serve a full Thanksgiving meal to hundreds of community members at the Wesleyan Church in Mitchell. Founded six years ago, the Mitchell Thanksgiving Dinner has grown into a popular community event serving food, hugs, hope and fellowship. By 1 p.m. Thursday, the more-than 60 volunteers served more than 500 meals in the dining room, made 352 deliveries in the area and brought another 250 meals to four newly added remote locations including Stepping Stones, Meadowlawn, Greenridge Apartments and Cathedral Square.
CHAMBERLAIN — More than 30 volunteers from various congregations geared up to fill hundreds of plates with turkey and all of the trimmings to feed their guests during the Chamberlain Community Thanksgiving event Thursday. The luncheon was initially started five years ago by Father Guy Blair of the Saint James Parish Center, but came to a halt when Blair was transferred to another congregation in Texas.
The Mitchell United Way did what it has a habit of doing on Friday. For the 38th straight year, the nonprofit organization reached its community goal at the end of its 2018-19 fundraising campaign. This year, the United Way raised $446,259, exceeding its $444,000 goal. As usual, the campaign awards and recognition luncheon at the Highland Conference Center on Friday ended by revealing a lengthy banner showing the final tally of donations.
HURON — The state's two most important turkeys received their grand treatment Wednesday. It was only the beginning of their royal week as the nation's best-cared-for birds, as South Dakota will send a pair of turkeys to Washington, D.C. on Saturday to be pardoned by President Donald Trump next week. The gobbling brothers were presented to the public during a ceremony at the Huron Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau, before later being paraded around the city and taken to elementary schools.